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Common Bladder Senna Colutea arborescens

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KLETH-rah far-GHEE-zee-eye
Description

Prefers full sun and tolerates a range of soil types.  Flowers appear on the current season's growth.  It is quite aggressive and is considered weedy in some areas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shrub#pink flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shrub#pink flowers#yellow flowers#orange flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Colutea
    Species:
    arborescens
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Legume
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Little flowers may be pink, yellow, or orange. 7 in pea-shaped flowers in summer with red markings on 1.5-4 in. raceme; 3 in., bladder-like seed pods.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    A compound, odd-pinnate, 3-6 in., bright green leaves; 9-13 leaflets; non-showy fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No